Board of License and Inspection Review


The purpose of the Board of License and Inspection Review ("LIR Board") is to ensure independent oversight to the license and property maintenance inspection determinations reached by the License Officer and Code Officials of the City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections ("PLI").

The LIR Board adjudicates appeals of orders, decisions or determinations related to Title VII, Business Licensing, and Title X, Building, Chapter 1004, International Property Maintenance Code ("IPMC"), of the Pittsburgh City Code. After hearing the appeal, the LIR Board will affirm, modify, reverse, vacate, or revoke the notice, order, or action from which an appeal is taken.

  • Click here to read and download the LIR Board By Laws.
  • Click here to read and downloard the LIR Board Rules and Regulations.
  • Click on the links in the Menu on the right side of this page to read about the LIR Board members, meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes. 


  1. All appeal applications to the LIR must be made electronically through the online OneStopPGH system. If you do not have a OneStopPGH account, please create an account. To connect to legacy permit or license information, please contact to obtain pin number. Customers can create a OneStopPGH portal account using this pin number.

    Customers may reach out to for general permit and license application assistance.

  2. After the application is processed, if it has been properly and timely filed, PLI will schedule an appeal hearing with the Board.
  3. At least seven (7) days prior to the hearing date, PLI will email a notice of the scheduled hearing, including the date and location of the hearing, to the email provided to PLI on the appeal application.
  4. At the hearing, the person who filed the appeal (the Appellant) is responsible for bringing their witnesses and providing copies of all materials, documents, and evidence to the Board. The Appellant should bring enough copies of those things for all of the Board members and the opposing side (PLI) to view, as well as copies to be kept as part of the hearing record.* 

*Hearings are currently held virtually. Materials must be provided via Zoom.